Additional Organizations and resources

 

  • The National Institute for Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (www.niaaa.nih.gov) of the National Institutes of Health is a source for a wide variety of research, particularly on the topic of underage drinking.

  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
  • The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has established a clear vision for its work -- a life in the community for everyone. To realize this vision, the Agency has sharply focused its mission on building resilience and facilitating recovery for people with or at risk for mental or substance use disorders. SAMHSA is gearing all of its resources -- programs, policies and grants -- toward that outcome.

     

  • Center for Science in the Public Interest, Alcohol Policies Project: http://www.cspinet.org/alcohol/index.html Though no longer active, the Alcohol Policies Project was established to help focus attention on policy reforms to reduce the health and social consequences of using alcohol. Until 2010, the project has worked with thousands of organizations and individuals to promote a comprehensive, prevention-oriented policy strategy to change the role of alcohol in society. Helpful archived information on alcohol and alcohol policy is still housed at their site.

 

  • The Centers for Disease Control's Community Guide on Preventing Excessive Alcohol Consumption is an excellent resource for individuals seeking information on public health approaches to preventing underage drinking. You can visit the CDC's Community Guide at: http://www.thecommunityguide.org/alcohol/index.html